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of the board of supervisors. my name is charlie walker, some of you know me. i come today to let you know that the african-american contract -- truckers -- san francisco is probably the worst city in the city for african-americans. most of you probably don't know there's not one african-american contractor working in the city and county of san francisco. we went to the board of supervisors, who said -- i mean the board of education, who said the reason blacks aren't working is because of proposition 209. i was in los angeles a month ago and they say proposition 209 is the reason black contractors are not working there. the law has stepped in the way where, today, african-american contractors are not -- not one job in san francisco, are african-americans working on. but a japanese company is controlling 90% of the work in san francisco -- homes, webcore and they do not hire african-american. and i'm saying that something's got to be done. and you guys -- the supervisors, and whether you know it or not, one day this is going to boil over. and when it does, everybody will say they don't know
. it is a great partnership between the labor unions and the city. i want to call out the labor folks, charlie, would you raise your hand? >> tony, with the sheet metal worker, and david. with the laborers. and that partnership has been formalized in an agreement that has functioned beautifully, attention all the way back to washington, d.c.. and if you want to talk about stimulus in washington, we like to talk about stimulus more than 1.7 hours of work have gone to residents of the service territory of the public utilities commission in the course of this project. 1.7 million hours of work. i don't have a total of how many homes that has saved, i don't have a total of how many braces that has put on kids. i don't have a total of how many meals that has put on tables. but it has got to be huge. and it has got to be critical, for the survival of construction workers and the construction industry in this area. so i want to thank the city for that in a big way. one of the things that has been very innovative about this project and something that i have supported consistently for years, is a close
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